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NZ daily street style: August '14

Street style

Check out your daily dose of real Kiwi fashion, courtesy of our street style snappers.

Inside Reese Witherspoon's home

David Offer Fine Homes

The star's five bedroom gated community mansion shows that being Legally Blonde pays off.

Dame Trelise Cooper inducted into Hall of Fame

Trelise Cooper

Dame Trelise Cooper has become the first Kiwi to be inducted into the Mercedes-Benz Hall of Fame.

'I latched on' breastfeeding selfies


NZ is marking World Breastfeeding Week by encouraging the 'I latched on' selfie.

'Stay little ... I don't want to die when I'm 100'

Sadie Miller

We all struggle with getting older at some point, but few would take it as badly as Sadie Miller, 5.

Confessions of a running junkie

Aaron Chai got into running after being branded very unfit, and is now a marathon machine.

Small candles for huge losses

Loss and Grief Awareness Week

Three mums are in a club they say no-one wants to join, but are reaching out during NZ's first grief awareness week.

Best and worst dressed celebrities

best worst

Lots of sternum, hairy dresses and haute maternity wear make up just some of the highs and lows.

Stuff's wedding of the week

Wedding of the week

A heart-meltingly romantic proposal in Paris and a couple of serendipitous moments made this union unforgettable.

Her mysterious rash stumped specialists


She assumed her itchy, red skin was the result of a food allergy - but the real culprit was much more surprising.

Are you more stressed at home than at work?


Everyone knows that marriage and parenting is hard work, but who knew it could be harder work than, well, work?

Are you sure you're cooking pasta correctly?


Celebrity chef Stefano De Pieri on what we talk about when we talk about 'al dente'.

Gordon's fifth stint at Food Show

Peter Gordon

Chef Peter Gordon is excited to demonstrate at the Food Show, saying NZ is up with global food trends.

$3m price tag on Robin Thicke's LA pad

Robin THicke

Singer Robin Thicke and his estranged wife Paula Patton have put their Los Angeles pad up for sale.

Political muppetry

Moata Tamaira

If parliament was filled with Muppets, which would align themselves with which parties?

NZ daily street style: July '14

Street style

Check out your daily dose of real Kiwi fashion, courtesy of our street style snappers.

New 3D technology could revolutionise bra fitting


It is no secret that bra fitting can be a pain – literally – but a new study is planning to change all that.

Control your home from afar with apps


There’s not much that smartphones can’t do these days, apart from making you dinner. Or can they?

It's healthy so you can go for gold, right?


If you relax portion sizes with 'healthy' foods, you just might be undoing all your good nutritional work.

Australian model strips to protest coalmine

Robyn Lawley

Model and environmental crusader Robyn Lawley has posted a nude selfie in protest of a Queensland coalmine.

The four ultimate crimes against food


OPINION: Behold the most abominable food creations of all time: poultry is a key player.

Call for obesity to be disability

Ereatara Kokiri.

Obesity in New Zealand is a ticking timebomb and it should be classed as a disability, says disability spokesman.

Woman told to take a 'harden up pill'

Endometriosis cells courtesy euthman/flickr

Kate Hegarty was told it was normal - even though the pain made her vomit and faint.

I'm a mum with cancer

baby child mother

When I got most of my hair cut off recently no one asked why.

Colleagues tie one on for Ryall's farewell

Tony Ryall

OPINION: It is by no means certain yesterday's Come to the House Dressed Like Tony Ryall Day will catch on.

No-one is too good for fries


OPINION: The people, I am told, want fancy bar snacks, not boring old fries. This is where "the people" and I part ways.

Real-life reno: The time a car almost hit our house


Our real-life renovation columnist recalls the first bit of 'demo' work that was done to his doer-upper.

Plus-size model nabs calendar spot

Candice Huffine

For the first time in its 50-year history, the exclusive Pirelli calendar will feature a plus-size model in its pages.

Is the bar too high for dog lovers?

Four legs good


Dogs have certain needs you can't ignore, but does that mean ownership should be seen as an exclusive club?

Female empowerment according to a supermodel

Miranda Kerr

Step away from the cookies... according to Aussie health nut Miranda Kerr, the key to female empowerment is diet.

When husbands want less sex


You ask yourself, 'What's wrong with me? Aren't I attractive? Why isn't he like all the other guys?'

Nicole, Keith and the incensed Buddhist

Nicole Kidman

Residents of the high rise where the famous couple own units have been dragged into an incense burning row.

Top five trends at The Food Show


This year it's all about juicing, blending and eating natural fats: here's what you'll find at Auckland's Food Show.

Giving tea a break from tradition

Dilmah mixologists

The time-honoured cuppa is making a new appearance in cocktails and canapes.

Almond milk: a new diet staple?

Almond milk

Fresh almond milk is fast becoming the non-dairy choice for coffee and health fiends.

Lamb and kumara pie wins top spot

lamb and kumara pie

The succulent taste trumped a record 4831 entries to win the highly-coveted NZ's best pie contest.

Price v quality: a question of psychology


There is always an awkward moment when my wife and I go out to dinner at the homes of friends who don't share our interest in wine but are, nevertheless, partial to the odd drop out of a clean glass.

An empowering alternative to Barbie


'Miss Possible' aims to inspire young girls with real-world role models in science, tech and engineering. Sorry, Barbie.

Good George brews blueberry beer

Good George

Waikato blueberries in Hamilton beer: it's an experimental brew.

Do smart women have better marriages?


Scientists have had us believe that successful, confident educated women have less success in love. Really?

Chairs that look, feel like human skin


Oh, and they even smell like a human. Would you have one in your lounge?

Exposed for what I really look like

Bridgette White

I was exposed by my children for what I really look like.

Happiness is inherited


When parents carve space in their lives for happiness, it gives their kids permission to do the same

New Zealand expands into skinny wine


People want to drink wine, but be skinny and a little less drunk - at least that's the theory behind $17m research project.

Win a fortnight of pies!

Clareville Bakery in Carterton, Wairarapa

Who will eat all the pies? You will.

House of the week: Heathcote Valley


Sprawling across 840 square metres, there's plenty of room for guests - the problem is they'll never want to leave.

Goat stuck in a baaad situation


When one goat finds himself stuck in a hole, another tries to help him... but the rescue doesn't quite go to plan.

Recipe: Bombolini doughnuts


The secret of these irresistible little balls of delicious is ricotta cheese, which gives them a springy texture.

Help! My bum is disappearing


If your glutes aren't pulling their weight, it's time to change your routine.

Meet the new The Block teams

Jo and Damo

Here are the pairs you'll be rooting for or complaining about over the next few months.

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